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Paid to my brother Cane for goinge to Salem with a message to Mr. Philips when he was about to come to us500
Payd my brother Towne for paynes taken more than ordinary in making cleane the meetinge house in the time of its repayringe0120
Payd for 9 times going to call the church together at 8d. a time060
Given to our sister Grissell in a hard time050
Sent our sister Manning a leg of mutton011
Payd Mr. Palsgrave for physic for our sister Albone 026
Payd for a goat for goody Albone to goodman Prentiss 010
Payd to John Shepheard for a fower gallon bottell to bring sack for the sacrament030
Payd to Mrs. Danforth in her husband's absence, in silver, the sume of 25 shillings for wine, sugar and spice at the buriall of Mrs. Chauncy who deseaced the 24 of the 11.67150

In 1668 the second minister of the church, the “matchless Mitchel” died. He had succeeded to the church and the parsonage and had married the widow of his predecessor. He died in “an extreme hot season” and there is the record of the payment “to goodman Orton of Charlestown for making a carpaluing to wrap Mr. Mitchell and for doing something to his coffing that way 4s.” This wrapping was of cloth covered with tar. When the grave was opened a few years ago some remains of the shroud were found, and a quantity of tansy which had been used as a disinfectant. Thus the work of goodman Orton again saw the light.

One of the delicate matters in those days was the arranging of people and their names in the proper order. Not until 1773 were the names in the Harvard Catalogue placed in alphabetical order. The rank of the family to which the student belonged determined his place in the list. The first class starts in this way:--

Benjamin Woodbridge, A. M. Oxford 1648;

S. T. D. Oxford.

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